Supergirl Not Headed To The CW, Despite Rumors


If you follow news on super hero TV, you’ve no doubt heard the rumor by now. The one that says that Supergirl, originally intended to air on CBS, would instead end up on The CW, where it would take its rightful place among Arrow and The Flash in an increasingly super-powered prime time lineup.

Not so fast, says Variety. Its sources are saying that the Supergirl pilot will be staying right where it’s been announced all along, and for the most understandable of reasons: cost.

"While “Supergirl” would seem to be a fit with CW’s “The Flash” and “Arrow,” the show is seen as too expensive for the younger-skewing network, and would be more profitable for CBS Corp.’s overall portfolio, if it lands at CBS, where it currently has a good chance to go to series."

That’s actually just fine with me, because with Legends of Tomorrow, or whatever the Arrow/Flash spinoff ends up being called, also slated to hit The CW next year, I could end up having the smash my remote and just leave my TV on that network full time — and I’m not sure I’m comfortable with that.

Variety also suggests that CBS execs like Supergirl and that it has a good chance of being picked up to series, so we’ll all have to figure out how to block out time for that show as well. Not that I’m complaining about super heroes dominating TV, mind you, just pointing out that there are bound to be an awful lot of them on the small screen by the end of 2016.

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